Thursday, June 30, 2016

You might be more successful at quitting smoking by stopping “cold turkey”

The studies show that sudden cessation of smoking is slightly more successful than gradually cutting down.  However, the differences were not great.  Choose whichever method sounds good to you.  Your success rate at 6 months is going to be about 15-22%.  We provide a supplement called “crave arrest”, which can raise the success rate.  Even more potent is to get a brain map test in the office and then undergo a series of neurofeedback treatments to change your brain waves so that the addiction is no longer present.

Call our office to get more information on neurofeedback at 419-358-4627 or email for a brochure.


Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Tylenol does not relieve pain from osteoarthritis

Contrary from what we have been told for decades, the latest meta-analysis from Lancet covering 74 randomized studies involving 60,000 patients did not show pain relief from Tylenol, even though Tylenol PM is considered to be the number one treatment to induce sleep (by relieving pain).  The more potent drugs such as ibuprofen and naproxen carry with them significant side effects like severe GI pain and cardiovascular risks.  Instead, try Curcumin (turmeric) and other herbal treatments that give relief without the side effects.
See Lancet 2016 Mar 17.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

The third leading cause of death in the U.S. is medical errors

According to a study in the British Medical Journal, 9.5% of all deaths in our country are due to medical errors, that is 700 deaths a day.  Most of these deaths occur in the hospital.  Another report from the CDC estimated that antibiotics are prescribed inappropriately one-third of the time.  Much, much safer is the use of nutritional supplements.  The latter should be prescribed and used a lot more often in my opinion.

Reported by the Washington Post and Toledo Blade, May 5, 2016.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Feeling tired in the afternoon?

The most common cause of running out of energy in the mid to late afternoon is adrenal fatigue, sometimes to the point of exhaustion.  A 4-part test for adrenal salivary cortisol levels readily detects the problem.  Many supplements can boost adrenal reserves by taking them in the morning and again at noon.  See your alternative doctor for help.  Treatment is often very effective.